Congratulations to sixth-graders Sophie Tran (pictured on the left) and Angela Tran (pictured on the right) who tied for first place at Brooklyn School and placed in the top twenty-five percent internationally for this year’s Math Olympiad Competition! The annual international math competition is created by the non-profit organization Math Olympiad and is open to students at the Elementary (Grades 4-6) and Middle (Grades 6-8) grade levels. A total of five tests, each thirty-minutes long and consisting of five complex math problems, is administered monthly from November through March at every participating school or location. Under the guidance of Math Olympiad Facilitator and Gifted Intervention Specialist, Mrs. Kathleen Mack, Brooklyn School had twenty-nine students participate during the 2020-21 school year, joining 27,000 students internationally that competed in all five contests. All participating Brooklyn students, in-person and remote, completed the questions using the Google Forms platform.
As the top finishers in the school and in the top quarter percentile internationally, Sophie Tran and Angela Tran will receive Math Olympiad trophies at the upcoming awards ceremony in May. Honorable mention goes to Matija Zuvic and Luka Zuvic who tied for second place in the school and in the top thirty percent internationally. Both students will be rewarded with embroidered patches during the May ceremony. This year’s competition also witnessed an overall improvement for the Math Olympiad program at Brooklyn School, as the highest scoring students placed in the top twenty-five percent internationally, an improvement of five percent from the previous school year.
Congratulations once again to Sophie Tran and Angela Tran on their first-place finish at Brooklyn School’s Math Olympiad competition!